Debbie Millman has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Burger King, Hershey’s, Haagen-Dazs, Twizzlers—just to name a few. She’s written six books, is a frequent keynote speaker on design and branding, and she hosts the first and longest running podcast about design, Design Matters. In this episode, we discuss the drawing that started it all, why rejection can be worse than failure, how Design Matters got started, and why persistence is the key to success. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Season 3 of Overtime is here! In this episode, we find out what pizza and Dribbble have in common, how Andy transitioned from illustration to podcasting, and the secret to Creative Pep Talk’s success. Andy also shares how to “find your gift,” what he thinks all creative people have in common, how to embrace change when it comes to your career, his hope for the creative future, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
It’s our final episode of Overtime, season 2 and we’re chatting with Ryan Hamrick, an independent letterer and designer, living in Austin, TX. Ryan shares how he got started with lettering back in 2011, the story behind the Curves Ahead Tour, a few lettering tricks he saves for live workshops, why he’s starting an artist representation agency, and more. This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.
In episode 26, we chat with Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe, co-founder of Mixel and Kidpost, and former Design Director of New York Times Online. We discuss Khoi’s role at Adobe, the recent launch of Adobe XD, the pros and cons of working for big (or small) companies, Adobe’s recent effort to impact diversity in creativity in a positive way, how Khoi got started with design, publishing on personal websites vs Medium, the benefits of having your own custom blog, and more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
In this episode, we talk to Vlad Magdalin about the origin of Webflow, it’s unique position in the market of web design tools, the current state of web design tooling, why democratization of web design is a good thing, and more.
In this episode, you’ll hear a conversation with Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte. It was recorded at the Hang Time Boston after-party. You may hear a bit of bar noise, but you’ll also hear some great insights on responsive web design, GIFs, and more. This episode is brought to you by Porkbun.
Meg Lewis is a designer and founder of Ghostly Ferns—a family of freelancer BFFs. She also founded Fool Proof—a coworking space to support creativity in Minnesota. She’s also a really nice person. In this episode, Meg tells us about her recent move to Minnesota, why she started a coworking space, the importance of working with friends, why you should be yourself when working with clients, personal branding, and much more. Thanks to FreshBooks. for supporting Overtime.
In episode 22, Dan chats with icon designer Louie Mantia. Louie is a co-founder of Parakeet—a small design studio with a concentration on icons, logos, illustrations, and emoji. In this episode, Dan and Louie chat about getting inspired by Disney, bringing fun back to app icons, typeface vs icon design, advice for new designers, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 21, Dan chats with Lydia Nichols, an illustrator and designer who loves anthropomorphizing animals. She’s done amazing work for companies like Mailchimp, Google, the New York Times, and more. In this episode, Lydia shares why she fell in love with illustration, her workflow in Illustrator and Photoshop, how she handles a 6-hour time frame for creating and delivering an illustration, lessons she learned from producing a book, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 20, Dan chats with Alice Lee, an independent San Francisco-based illustrator and designer who loves drawing and telling clever stories. In this episode, Alice shares how she transitioned from product designer into illustration, the value of design systems, the pros and cons of working remotely, why she thinks of her career as a garden, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 19, Dan chats with Ryan Putnam. Dan and Ryan chat about being creative. Ryan is always looking for different ways to make stuff that’s functional but beautiful at the same time. They also discuss Riso printing, how Ryan got into pottery, building a shared illustration language, experimenting on the web, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 18, Dan chats with Jared Erondu. Jared is the head of design at Lattice and he’s also building a Q&A platform for designers called Playbook. Additionally, he’s the co-host of High Resolution, a video series on design. In this episode we chat with Jared about why sharing knowledge is key to growing the design community, dealing with burnout, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while still getting work done, and more. A big thank you to Freshbooks for sponsoring this episode!
In episode 17, Dan chats with Jon Contino. Jon is a very talented branding consultant, creative director and a monster of a design force. In this episode, we discuss Jon’s process and his background, his new custom lettering workshop, the challenges of balancing design life with family life, how New York has influenced his designs, and more. A big thank you to Freshbooks for sponsoring this episode!
In our 16th Overtime episode, Dan chats with Danielle Evans—a visual artist, letterer, and designer from Columbus, Ohio. In this episode, Danielle recounts starting a design career during the recession and how she got the idea for food typography. Dan and Danielle also talk about talks about how she prepares for her food lettering pieces, the value of community, the temporary nature of her work, learning other skills like photography to support her work, and more.
Our guest on Overtime episode 15 is Rogie King. Rogie is a talented illustrator, designer, and developer and he’s been a long time Dribbble member. In this episode, we talk about how Rogie got into design, the origin story of Super Team Deluxe, the challenges of working alone, the benefits of collaboration, Rogie’s plans for the future, and more. A big thank you to Jamf Now for supporting Overtime.
Our guest on Overtime episode 14 is Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. In this episode, Dan and Aaron discuss dropping the jargon and talking about graphic design in normal terms, how Aaron uses Instagram, why he doesn’t waste time policing the internet, why he believes everyone deserves great design, who inspires him, and the challenges of shipping merch and managing work while touring. This episode is brought to you by MyFonts.
Our guests for lucky episode 13 are Amy and Jennifer Hood of Hoodzpah Design Co., a boutique branding firm specializing in bold, unapologetic design across print and web. They also run Odds and Sods, an online shop where they sell enamel pins, shirts, posters, and other unnecessary necessaries. This episode is brought to you by My Favorite Five, the brand new MyFonts newsletter series that profiles hardworking designers.
In our latest Overtime episode, Dan chats with Linda Eliasen—a designer, illustrator, art director, and all-around creative. Linda currently freelances in NYC, but before that, she worked at Ueno, Dropbox, Mailchimp, and Squarespace. In this episode, she shares her illustration workflow, a story about puppets, and what it’s like to try something new. A big thank you to SiteGround for supporting Overtime.
We’re excited to have Kelli Anderson as our guest for episode 11 of Overtime. Kelli is a tinkerer, designer, artist, printmaker, and all-around creative force in the design world. In this episode, Dan and Kelli chat about the inspiration behind her unique design projects, how science plays a role in her work, her upcoming book, and more. This episode of Overtime is brought to you by SiteGround.
In episode 10 of Overtime, Dan chats with Fraser Davidson—an award-winning motion graphic designer and animator and one of the founding members of Cub Studio. This episode is brought to you by SiteGround.